Risks of Ebola virus disease

Find out what the risks of Ebola are and who is most at risk.

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What are the risks of getting Ebola?

There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada.

As long as precautions are taken, there is low risk of getting Ebola in a country with an outbreak.

Who is most at risk?

People most at risk are those in close contact with infected people, including:

  • hospital or laboratory staff who do not use proper personal protective equipment when caring for Ebola patients
  • family members caring for Ebola patients
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